World Osteoporosis Day

A girl choosing between a hamburger and a healthy apple
New research from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton in the UK indicates that neighbourhood exposure to fast food outlets is potentially linked to poorer bone development in early childhood. Read more
healthy nutrition, healthy bones report
Sea en la  juventud o en la adultez, una alimentación adecuada hace la diferencia para los huesos y le permitirá gozar en su vejez de una vida independiente, activa y libre de fracturas. Este es el mensaje central de una nueva revisión científica publicada hoy en la revista médica Osteoporosis International. Read more
healthy nutrition, healthy bones report
Whether you’re young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior years. That’s the key message of a new scientific review published today in the journal Osteoporosis International by leading bone and nutrition experts, in anticipation of World Osteoporosis Day on October... Read more
IOF Calcium Calculator
Hoy, la oficina para América Latina de la Fundacion Internacional de Osteoporosis presentó la nueva versión del Calculador de Calcio.  Esta aplicación permite a las personas conocer si están consumiendo calcio suficiente en su dieta habitual. El Calcio es uno de los nutrientes claves para desarrollar y mantener nuestros huesos fuertes. Read more
IOF World Osteoporosis Day Campaign Award 2015
World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), marked on October 20 each year, is a focal point for public and media outreach, and an opportunity to make noise about osteoporosis, the ‘silent epidemic’. Taking the lead each year, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) provides the WOD campaign theme and resources to assist its more than 230 member national societies to carry out events and campaigns in... Read more
Serve Up Bone Strength - WOD 2015
To remain strong and healthy throughout life, our bones need sufficient calcium, protein, vitamin D and other essential micronutrients. That’s the message of the global World Osteoporosis Day 2015 ‘Serve up bone strength’ campaign and the new video we’ve just launched today. Read more
Serve Up Bone Strength - WOD 2015
The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) 2015 campaign, launched by IOF with the call to 'Serve up bone strength', focuses on the importance of adopting a bone-healthy diet from early life through to old age.This year’s theme underlines the fact that a lifelong commitment to bone-healthy nutrition is a critical aspect of osteoporosis prevention later in life. Prof. John Kanis, president of IOF has said, Read more
Serve Up Bone Strength - WOD 2015
Today saw the launch of the 2015 World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) campaign organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). Celebrated on October 20, this year’s theme focuses on Nutrition and addresses the public health challenges associated with insufficient intake of calcium, vitamin D and protein as well as other micronutrients crucial to bone health. Read more
man blindfolded
Many men may turn a blind eye to health issues – this is supported by statistics from the UK, USA and Australia which show that men are 20-25% less likely than women to visit a doctor. Read more
man blindfolded
New survey findings released on World Osteoporosis Day by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), show that on average, 90% of 13,258 adults questioned are unaware of how common osteoporotic fractures are in men. With one in five men aged 50 years or over affected, the data confirm that although common, serious and potentially life-threatening, osteoporosis remains a vastly... Read more

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